A very well made variation of Breakout which alters the classic horizontal movement into vertical movement.
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Poing! PC is a very well made variation of Breakout which alters the classic horizontal movement (left-right) into vertical movement (up-down).
While your paddle moves up and down on the left side, you deflect the moving ball not with the aim of necessarily destroying every brick, no. Instead, your goal is to blaze a path through the blockage and worm through to the far wall on the right.
Each time your ball hits that back wall, the wall looses energy, until it disappears completely and you advance to the next level. That way you switch between several screens to the right, but you can also bounce back to the previous screens when you miss the ball with your paddle. It's a twisted pursuit alright, with lots of different brick types and plenty of intriguing power-ups.
Another distinct feature is that you can give your ball some spin when you slice it, like in Table Tennis (when the ball takes a curve and the opponent is wondering what is going on).
The developer's homepage is currently not available but you still can get the game from a third party website.
Poing! PC was reviewed by Gizmos Freeware on based on version 1.0.1c.